The 5 Best Mini Wine Fridges As Of April, 2018 (And 9 Other Models)
Not all kitchens accommodate large wine refrigerators, and many of us just want to store and display a handful of our best wines for special guests or family dinners, right? In that case, a mini wine fridge that typically holds 4 to 8 wine bottles atop a small counter space might be the way to go.
Mostly trading off the niceties of larger models -- like too different cooling zones, luscious wood shelves or security locks, mini wine coolers are small-enough to fit limited kitchen spaces and corners. Here are several of the latest counter-top models, mostly storing bottles in a single temperature zone. Some of these mini wine coolers are even able to dispense per-glass servings while others can be affixed under a cupboard. They are also among the cheapest models we have found.
Almost all mini fridges listed here are freestanding models and have space for less than 9 bottles (typically 4 or 8, but some models hold 6 bottles).
Magic Chef MCWC6B 6-bottle Small Wine Fridge
The positive portion of the Magic Chef MCWC6B mini wine cooler's 67 reviews (collected and scanned by our system across multiple sources) praises it greatly for its countertop-friendly form that is compact yet classy-looking. Many reviewers have said that this model looks and feels very well-made, and have especially expressed delight over the blue interior lighting. Going beyond external appearances, the Magic Chef MCWC6B has also been reported to effectively do its job of chilling six wine bottles without any problems.
However, it's reportedly noisier than what's ideal, especially for a device that commonly sits on top of kitchen counters. Another common gripe we have seen among buyer reviews is the lack of a digital display which, along with the dial knob-type control, makes it impossible for a specific temperature to be set. Obviously, this is a potential problem for the extra-particular wine drinker, unless you decide to put a thermometer inside.
In addition, the control knob's placement makes it a bit hard to access and use, as reported by reviewers. Since the knob is apparently placed near the interior light source, looking at the markings on the dial could be straining for the eyes.
These ergonomic issues aside, the Magic Chef MCWC6B small wine fridge has still earned far more positive reviews than negative ones, as it appears to be completely able to perform its job while being space- and cost-efficient. With this in mind, it's not surprising that it is currently the number-one mini wine fridge on this top 5 list (Learn how we rank items) with a 98 confidence level (More on confidence levels).
|Average rating: (88%) (67 reviews over 2 sources)|
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Westinghouse WWT080MB Small Wine Cooler
With its 4 stars averaged from 63 reviews, we rank this Westinghouse model the second best mini wine fridge. * By the way, this list is based on a full analysis of hundreds of mini wine fridge reviews from multiple sources.
Dimensions of 18.4 x 10 x 20.2 inches
|Average rating: (84%) (63 reviews)|
Haier 6-bottle HVTEC06ABS Mini Wine Fridge
The HVTEC06ABS is one of the smallest wine refrigerators we have seen (6 bottles), which Haier says will operate vibration-free and ultra-quietly.
Dimensions of 14.2 x 10 x 20.6 inches
|Average rating: (82%) (900 reviews over 2 sources)|
More mini wine fridges, sorted by the latest model first:
Koolatron WC04 Compact 4-Bottle Mini Wine Refrigerator
With only a 4-bottle capacity, this mini fridge can be mounted onto cupboards or affixed along your counters, avoiding clutters caused by larger models.
Dimensions of 20.63 x 6 x 14.3 inches
Capacity: 4 bottles
|Average rating: (54%) (3 reviews)|
The FRW041 is a mini 4-bottle wine cooler that still manages to store your wines within roughly 46-64F (common for bigger models) on four chrome wire racks.
Dimensions of 17.9 x 6.5 x 19.7 inches
|Average rating: (70%) (315 reviews over 2 sources)|